Partnering with the Public Library to Support Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location Name
East F&G

Libraries have not traditionally been viewed as key players in entrepreneurial ecosystems, yet public libraries across the U.S. and Canada provide services to local entrepreneurs every day. From free access to makerspaces, the internet, and other resources, to formal trainings and business planning support, libraries make entrepreneurship more accessible, especially for residents of color and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the small business community. This session will explore the types of services that libraries provide entrepreneurs and offer suggestions for Main Street programs and other economic development organizations that are interested in partnering with their local libraries.

Reimagining Local Spaces & Economies, Supporting Entrepreneurs, Leadership
shamichael hallman Katie Sullivan
Session Type
75-Minute Classroom Session